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Cup of Wine
The drinking post.
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The Nautch Post
Ongoing posts on Indian dance, particularly in the 19th/early 20th century. This painting is Edwin Lord Weeks’ Nautch Girls emerging from the Taj Mahal. Weeks’ paintings of India have a number of quotidian details and I particularly like this one.
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The Birds Post-2
Courtesan, possibly late 19th century. Accessories: A Bird. And Attitude. The ensemble is a loose style of salwar-kameez with what looks like a short kameez/tunic. Up close she has interesting shoes with bow ties. And anklets. And a substantial … Continue reading
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The Historical Drama – Chitralekha
A few more posts on modern interpretations of Ancient Indian Costume where the productions depart from fidelity to historical costume, either because the production follows the norms of popular Indian cinema or modern theatre. The full Bollywood treatment (i.e. vaguely accurate) … Continue reading
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